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Popular in ChinaBeijingBeijing is the capital of the most populous country in the world, the People's Republic of China, and also its second largest city after Shanghai. Hong KongHong Kong is a place with multiple personalities, as a result of being both Cantonese Chinese and under a more recent contemporary ex-British influence. ShanghaiShanghai, with a population of more than 23 million, is the largest and most developed city in China.
In ChinaNorth ChinaWe treat two adjacent areas together as the Northern Central Region of China. One is the historical heartland of the country … Southeast ChinaSouth East China has always been outward-looking. Many of China's mariners and traders have come from this region. Southwest ChinaSouthwest China is the most exotic area of China, home to many minority ethnic groups. East ChinaEast China is a key area of China historically, politically, and economically. The region is an economic powerhouse beyond even the Pearl River Delta in South China. South-central ChinaThe Southern Central Region of China is largely an agricultural area, but it has some quite large cities and considerable industry as well. Northeast ChinaNorth East China. In ancient times, this was an area of steppes and fierce nomadic tribes, outside the Great Wall built to protect China from those tribes. Northwest ChinaNorth West China was historically a border region with the beginning of the ancient Silk Road, much desert terrain, and mainly Muslim inhabitants including some nomads and rather fierce tribal groups. MacauMacau is a Special Administrative Region of China. Located across the Pearl River estuary from Hong Kong, until 1999 Macau was an overseas territory of Portugal. Great Wall of ChinaThe Great Wall of China stretches from Liaoning Province through Hebei Province, Tianjin Municipality, Beijing Municipality, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Shanxi Province, Shaanxi Province, and Ningxia Autonomous Region to Gansu Province within the country of China. Overland Kunming to Hong KongThis article discusses overland travel between Yunnan and Hong Kong, passing through another famous scenic area around Guilin. Along the Yangtze RiverThe Yangtze is China's greatest river and a historic transport route. This is a huge river; it is over 6,000 km long, about the same as the Mississippi.
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